What a glorious Easter Sunday it is here. My thermometer is reading 72 degrees. It is sunny and warm. Glorious. I wore my New Look 6934 to church this morning. We were treated to wonderful music (the drummer at church is hot by the way), a great play and a nice message.
Here I am with my girls after church. My lawn needs to be mowed….mom, tell dad I need him to come home. I had planned to have the dress hemmed, pressed and hanging in my closet by Friday, but thanks to the my little nugget on the left I have been moving slowly since Thursday. She mucked me out Thursday (not intentional), and I ended up with bruised or possibly cracked ribs. I have been moving pretty slowly since. Anyway, this morning before church I was hemming my dress.
The dress went together really easily. It is a nicely drafted pattern and it has clearly written directions. When asked, Doug (the hot drummer) said it made me look thick at the waist…..he was right (note to self, don’t ask Doug anything unless you want an honest answer). See, he was right. Without the sweater, I look thick waisted.
I still think the style is cute, but for me I have to wear it with a sweater or jacket. Maybe that’s why there’s a jacket included in the pattern. I had to shave off about 1/4″ at the armscye to get the back of the neckline to lay flat. Thanks hot drummer, engineer guy for the pattern help. Worked like a charm.
Side, non-waist thickening view according to my honest critic. You know, that guy I married 31 years ago this Wednesday.
So, I don’t know if I will make this again. I think we are all in agreement that the high waist line style is not for me. Anyone want a cute dress and jacket pattern, already cut out in size 14, with 1/4” trimmed off the back armscye and 1″ seam allowances added to all side seams? Speak up if you do.
He has risen.